Then, we made foamy "snowmen." Got the idea from a blog called "Oopsey Daisy" (cute ideas, check it out). You need regular shaving cream and Elmer's School glue. Mix together equal parts glue and shaving cream and you have a foamy "paint" that's really fun to squish and it also dries puffy. This was by far the biggest hit of an activity in a while! Take a look at what we did:
|I cut out some snowman shapes from an old box. Definitely need to use a thick paper (cardstock style). We then put the foamy paint on and went to work!|
|She was a little timid and first, but, as always, she got right in to spreading the paint around!|
|We used cutout shapes, feathers, and pom-poms to decorate.|
|Here are my snowmen!|
|Chloe's were a bit more abstract!|
Here are a couple of fun clips of our spreading and decorating!
After a bath for LB (which included a poop in the tub, as if this activity wasn't messy enough, my night became messier) and a shower for me (see previous parentheses) we concluded the snowman afternoon with reading a cute story called Snow What Fun , a snowman Christmas story.
|Snow What Fun by Chery Hawkinson|
It was fun to have a theme, and really easy too since there are a billion snowman activities out there! Don't let the lack of cold weather keep you from playing in the snow too!